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than half a million americans stream into washington to watch president barack obama take the oath of office once more and deliver a history-making call to action. >>> the big night, the stars, the glamour and the gowns. with the inauguration balls winding down just a short time ago we bring you washington's biggest night out. >>> and the big crowd. our own bill weir on the streets of the capital with families from across the country to find out what this day means to them. >>> a special edition of >>> this special edition of "nightline," inauguration 2013 continues with terry moran. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack obama relished
, as the parade makes its way past. barack obama and the presidency, the realization of the dual dream of dr. king and abraham lincoln. he'll be using those two bibles when he takes the public oath of office, again, all leading to a remarkable day here on the national mall. overnight, the president attended the first event of his second term, a candlelight reception. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other. and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. an
obamas. the first couple attending just two inaugural balls, compared to ten during the first inauguration. >> with more on the parties and the politics, tahman bradley, joining us from a chilly washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: very chilly, paula. good morning to you. good morning to you, as well, rob. it's back to work today for president obama, who had an aggressive second term agenda during his inaugural speech. he might want to sleep in today because he and the first lady were out late partying. ♪ you can feel it all over >> reporter: at star-studded inaugural balls, president obama and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coa
bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing imaginable. and why are you still a republican? i grew up under ronald reagan, and george schultz, and george herbert walker bush, and that's the republican party i knew. i think we've drifted from that. there's nothing wrong starting to drift a little bit back. not because it's good to be moderate. but that's
powerful images of this day. this is what president barack obama saw as he stepped out on that capitol podium for the last time in his presidency. the president placing his hand on the bible of martin luther king jr., and another bible, the one belonging to president lincoln. and then later on, as the parade was about to begin, the first family, a modern scene here. dad on his blackberry, the girls snapping pictures on their iphones. all day long, abc's david muir has been following this, he was there at the capitol watching history on parade this morning. we begin you with, david. >> reporter: diane, good evening. you're right. we were just a few steps away from the president, with his hand placed on those two bibles. authorities here in washington were estimating 600,000 to 800,000 people would turn out to the national mall to watch this swearing in. but tonight, we just learned from the inaugural committee, just like four years ago, that crowd might have surpassed a million. at the white house, a salute to the president, who was about to be sworn in before the nation. first, that 1.
sotomayor swearing him in and just before noon chief justice john roberts will swear in president obama, a small private ceremony at the white house in advance of tomorrow's public event. about 800,000 expected right there at the national mall tomorrow far fewer than turned out four years ago for the first inaugural for president obama even everything just about set on the capitol where the president will deliver his inaugural address. our powerhouse roundtable standing by on what to expect in that speech and the second term, but first we're happy to welcome david plouffe to "this week." >> thanks for having me. >> lay out the vision the president expects to deliver to the nation tomorrow. >> well, i think he is going to talk about how our founding principles and values can still guide us in today's modern and changing world. we do look at this in the state of the union as a package, so i think in the inaugural he'll allow his vision for a second term. the detailed blueprint and ideas will be in the state of the union so i think you have to view this as a package and say that our politi
, the presidential inauguration. president obama and first lady stepped out in the formal wear for two balls to celebrate a second term in office. ♪ i'm so in love with you >> the obamas slow damaged as the commander in chief ball as jennifer hudson serenaded them. all eyes were on the first lady. everyone wanted to know which designer she would be wearing. she stuck to a familiar name american designer jason woo who designed the white one shoulder inauguration gown in 2009. i am sure you remember that, eric. he did not know she would choose it, but sent out this tweet, "hash tag, in shock." >> and another star at the ball tweaked a new hit song "gill -- "girl on fire." ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire ♪ he's walking on fire >> she managed to work the first lady into the song saying she and the president together "run the world." the events are not over at 7:30 our time this morning a national prayer service will take place at the natural cathedral and tonight at 6:00 p.m. abc reports lady gaga will perform at the inaugural ball for the president and his staff. >> does she have a
said he needed to get back on saturday in time for president obama's inauguration. the f.a.a. is now inspecting the new 787's. >> president obama this morning will reveal new gun proposals in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school making the announcement before 9:00 our time, and he will be joined by children who wrote letters. we will find out exactly what the president proposes and how his daughters are part of the debate. developing news from san jose where police are senatorring for a man who reportedly tried to pull a toddler from her mother's arms as mom stood in front of the home at 5:30 last night on dayo court. the mother said the stranger made a comment about the toddler and that made her uncomfortable so she picked up the child and the man grabbed the girl's legs and tried to put her arm. mom broke free and called police. the suspect is described as hispanic, 20 to 30, wearing a red baseball cap, blue jeans and a white or light t-shirt with yellow stripes. the mother said he smelled of motor oil. >> san francisco police have released a picture of the man suspected of
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
into the national spotlight, and that's just the beginning. >> barack obama is definitely an unconstitutional criminal. >> tonight, a day in the life of shock jock alex jones. >>> the new facebook. an exclusive look behind the scenes as facebook launches a brand-new feature that might transform the world's biggest social network. >>> knitting behind bars. we show you what happens when two retirees head to prison to teach the virtues of needles and yarn.(kxañ;ñ;x;x;x$x >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight we begin with america and its guns, as president obama prepares to announce his sweeping plan to curb gun violence tomorrow, across the country millions have already rushed out to buy a record number of new guns. and one man who thinks that's a very good thing, radio shock jock alex jones. he made national headlines last week with a fiery pro-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the
on this day a new president must be sworn in so before noon in the blue room at the white house barack obama will take the oath of office in a small private ceremony. tomorrow the big public swearing in. coming up we'll talk to george stephanopoulos about how much the president can really get done in a second term. >> their money will be a bit more subdued han a four years ago. >> a little smaller. >>> also new details about the alleged mastermind behind the fake dead girlfriend hoax involving college football star manti te'o. was he involved and is he ever going to see anything like this before. >> a lot of eerie similarities between the life of the alleged hoaxster and the character. >>> you may have heard about the uproar over the stunning, shocking discovery that subway's footlong longs are sometimes shorter than advertised. ron claiborne is drawing up litigation as we speak. we were able to get an official response. wait till you hear how they are playing this one. >> food on set to test this out. but first new details are emerging about how the deadly stand off in algeria ended. a raid
this morning our time. that's when barack obama officially starts his second term. washington is already in a party mode. abc's mr. bradley joins us live from the mall in washington, d.c. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. you are right, the party is already underway across town. here on the national mall where the inaugural ceremony and parade will begin tomorrow, they are expecting a crowd larger than both president bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president barack obama takes the oath today but the public ceremony is tomorrow before hundreds of houses on the national mall. for that ceremony the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final pr
: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, his second term officially began, as the president took the oath of office, in a private white house ceremony. >> so, help me, god. >> reporter: as michelle and daughter, malia, beamed, 11-year-old daughter, sasha, encouraged her dad. >> good job, dad. >> reporter: all weekend, workers have been preparing the capitol, the national mall, and the parade routes for the influx of spectators that descended upon washington to watch president obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is, our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look at the future, he'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fan
. president obama's proposals to curb gun violence are already being met with enormous opposition from the nra. the nra did not wait for president obama's announcement. overnight, the powerful gun lobby launched a preemptive strike, releasing a provocative video attacking the president's character. >> he's just another elitist hypocrite. >> reporter: the video points out that mr. obama's children have armed protection in school. and asks -- >> why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? >> reporter: president obama will have to overcome nra opposition and convince congress to pass his measures to curb gun violence. when mr. obama unveils his proposals today, he'll do so flanked by children who wrote letters expressing concern about gun violence. the president will call on congress to ban military-style assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed in a magazine clip, and require background checks on nearly every gun purchase. mr. obama will also take action without congress by executive order. new york state, acted even before the federal government, putting in plac
. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of
. >>> coming up next, the battle in washington over gun control. what president obama is expected to propose tomorrow. >> i think we have done in uh while. >> facebook has another trick up their sleeve. >> and riding giant. mavericks is on the calendar, but will the waves cooperate? >> and then later on jimmy kimmle live -- >> it is big boy bryce harper and rob lowe is here too. >> this is amazing. >> it is like you are right here in front of me, jimmy. >> i am right here in front of you. >> jimmy jimmy kimmle live start >>> president obama is expected to unveil his plan to combat gun violence. a bay area congresswoman has an idea of what he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jackie spear who met with vice president bi
president obama is expected to propose tomorrow. >> i think we have done in uh while. >> facebook has another trick up their sleeve. >> and riding giant. mavericks is on the calendar, but will the waves cooperate? >> and then later on jimmy kimmle live -- >> it is big boy bryce harper and rob lowe is here too. >> this is amazing. >> it is like you are right here in front of me, jimmy. >> i am right here in front of you. >> jimmy jimmy kimmle live start >>> president obama is expected to unveil his plan to combat gun violence. a bay area congresswoman has an idea of what he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jackie spear who met with vice president biden yesterday. >> i think the president has made it clear he wa
to president obama, now, and what's in store for the second term after yesterday's inaugural. the speech, a call to action. and uncompromising annunciation of liberal principles. the question, now, what can get done on those big issues like gun control, gay rights, and climate change? abc's jon karl joins us from the white house. liberals were cheering yesterday. republicans, not so much. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president has set the tone for his second term. he went big. he went lofty. he went ambitious. and he went unmistakably liberal. over and over, president obama echos his campaign slogan. >> together. together we discover. together. >> reporter: with that, he invited all americans to celebrate the changing landscape of american culture. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. but preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> reporter: he unapologetically laid out a progressive agenda. promising discussion on climate change, fighting poverty, equal pay for women, and immigration. >> centuries-long debate about t
president to take the oath of office. it must happen by 9:00 this morning our time for barack obama to officially start his second term. washington is already abuzz. they are in the party mode. abc is joining us live from the mall in washington d.c. good morning. >> good morning to you, carolyn. you showed it a short time ago that there is a lot going on. president obama and the vice president over at arlington national cemetery. before that the vice president officially took the oath of office at the naval observatory. here on the national mall they are expecting a huge crowd tomorrow. crowds actually larger than both presidents bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president obama takes the oath of office today but the public swearing in is tomorrow before thousands on the national mall. he will place his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the
. >>> and president obama is mobilizing his campaign apparatus in the gun control debate. after unveiling his proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an air
. >> thank you, amy. president obama unveiled steps to reduce gun violence in america. he did so in front of schoolchildren who reached tout him in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. we have more on that story. >> last month shooting massacre in connecticut marked a turning point with 20 schoolchildren dead many americans said "enough." today, president obama announced an extensive game plan, perhaps the most sweeping push if gun control in decades. >> if there is one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. >> helping the president make the case, american children who wrote to him with their suggestions such as 8-year-old grant from maryland, who says there should be a limit about how many guns a person can own. >> that could be on the president's proposal which does include universal background checks for gun purchases, a ban on lie capacity magazine clips and renewed ban on the so-called assault weapons. a new washington post/abc news poll found a majority of americans support the actions but it is congress
secretary norm mineta would has to get back to get to president obama's inauguration but how the passengers were travel now is still to be determineed. >> we have developing news from san jose where police are searching for a man who tried to pull a toddler from his mother's arms in front of her arms last evening on dayo court. the mother said the stranger made a comment a about the toddler that made her uncomfortable so she picked up the child and he grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull her away. the mother broke free and ran to the house and called police. he is hispanic, 20 to 30, wearing blue jones and a red baseball cap and a light t-shirt and smelled of motor oil. we will have more in a live report in the next half hour. >> a new associated press poll finds majority of americans support stricter gun laws at president obama will announce the plan this morning to reduce gun violence. for more we go to abc news like in washington, dc. >> get ready for a big fight. president obama's proposals to curb gun violence are already being met with enormous resistance by the n.r.a. >> the n.r
of president barack obama, this has been an abc news inauguration of president barack >> good morning, everyone, thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start things out with a quick first look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> half moon bay, 60 and near 30 up in the north bay valleys. that gives you an idea of the wide range of temperatures as you head out this morning. beautiful sunny conditions, and once again, we are looking at numbers milder in the city. it looks like our little dry spell is going to linger through the rest of the weekend and the early part of the work week. so you can expect numbers in the low to mid-60s and even a few upper 60s to near 70 along the central coast. we do have an end in sight to our dry spell. it includes cooler temperatures and some rain. we will show you that in just a little bit. carolyn. >> lisa, thank you. 49er fans are excited about today's championship game against the atlanta falcons. for those who cannot make it to the georgia dome, there are plenty of places to watch the game and cheer on the team right here in the bay a
took notes. tomorrow, president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was a flubbed one four years ago, a redo the next day. today's official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th and the ceremonial one tomorrow before his inaugural speech. as many oaths since fdr, he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history-making swearing-in of the nation's first african american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here and the sacrifices of those in the past, which i think is entirely fitting. >> the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his big speech tomorrow, in part, to reach out to some
they did without offering money. >> we're going to report on president obama's agenda on the second term. this is video. there you can see the first couple dancing. >> a car comes back with a piece missing. what happened? i'm michael finney. 7 on your side is coming up. >> we'll see another mild day, winder like >>> day two of a buy back program had a surprising number of people turning in guns for nothing because there is no money left to buy back the firearms meaning it's just a gun surrender program today. wayne freedman shows us why many turned in their guns anyway. >> in mill valley a previously uncontemplated equation. the higher the income level, fewer, finer gun autos we'd tlik see more turned in today. i think we're off to a good start. >> weapons range from bebe gun to a semi automatic rifle. to this piece, turned in, still loaded. >> this belonged to my stepfather. i think he'd want me to do this. and i, i'm not a gun person. >> nor arks apparently are many residents as lng as there is money involved. the district attorney began last week with 43,000ses today give away as n in
lady but they ended on a very sweet note. ♪ mr. and mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agend
on a very sweet note. ♪ mr. and mrd mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we sei [applause] together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is har
. >> hollywood reacts to the inauguration. >> president barack obama's second term has begun, and the hollywood a list is showing their support. >> alicia clees, kelly clarkson and katy perry were in attendance for the inauguration yesterday and shared excitement with fans, kelly said what an honor to be part of history. the presence was powerful and words, unforgettable. it's a proud day for america. before her performance, keys tweeted cheers to our president. speaking of twitter justin beiber surpassed lady gaga as the most-followed person, has 33.3 million followers. rounding out top five, katy perry, rihanna and president barack obama. preparations for the big night are well underway. wolf gang puck gave us a preview of the menu for the stars attending the exclusive after party, the governor's ball. >> this year, it's a variety. just like movies there are many great movies this year, we have great dishes so it's up to you to pick what you like. >> make sure to catch oscars february 24th here on abc. i'm rachel smith in los angeles. >> still to come, pg&e testing a device measuring pipe cor
. the picture was taken on wednesday hours after president obama called for renewed ban on assault weapons. what do you think of that? >> it has an extended magazine which would not be let -- legal in california. >> it is legal to carry, but the shoppers standing around like it is nothing, that is stunning. >> it would be stunning in california. there would be a race if the door. >> first lady is getting a lot of attention this morning for her new hair style. we will show you a picture and get reaction from kristen sze. >> coming up first, fighter jets scram being to >> daly city, dublin and los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> if you are a maverick fan, a storm system, powerful system, is kicking up the waves and sending them our way for the weekend. we have high pressure over tahoe but the waves come in under that and they will be dangerous this afternoon through sunday. today we are frosty inland and the rest of us in the mid-to-upper 30's through 7:00 and low 60's by 4:00, and, then, during the evening, not as cold as it has been, mid-to-upper 40's. saturday, sunday, and mond
to washington, d.c., this evening and the countdown is on until president obama's inauguration. the official beginning to his second term. the president's first inauguration made history in so many ways. tonight, preparing to make history again. with his choice of bibles and a familiar voice. abc's david kerley at the white house tonight. ♪ at last >> reporter: what a night, the new first couple serenaded by beyonce. the singer is back, but this time will perform as the president stands on the steps of the capitol. other stars too, alicia keys, katy perry, but rather than ten inaugural balls, there will only be two. other changes as well, at this second celebration. the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow in the white house. on monday, he takes the oath again on the capitol steps with his hand on two bibles, martin luther king's, and president lincoln's. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: standing on the national mall, as many as 800,000 people. that is nearly twice as many people who attended the second inaugurals of presidents clinton and bush. before the oath and
's capitol. tonight michelle obama and her children rocked out at the kids' inaugural concert. the president will take the official oath of office tomorrow and festivities continue through monday. here's a preview. reporter: hundreds of thousands have packed the national mall on monday, eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington p
. tonight michelle obama and her children rocked out at the kids' inaugural concert. the president will take the official oath of office tomorrow and festivities continue through monday. here's a preview. reporter: hundreds of thousands have packed the national mall on monday, eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics do
celebrating with a special toast. >> president obama paid tribute to the man birthday we're celebrating today. and they paused before this bust of the civil rights leader. the president said this was the first time he'd noticed the king bust among artifacts there and said it was a privilege to use the bible of the civil rights leader in his swearing in ceremony. >> the 24th annual martin luther king junior paradex÷(f held this morning this, is the oldest tribute to king in the east bay. the parade ended with a rally. >> people in san jose honored the late civil rights leader by hopping aboard the annual freedom train. this train ended in san francisco, coming up at 4:55 we'll have a report on other events around san francisco honoring dr. king. >> check out this video shot hours ago by sky 7 hd. that is a surfer near the cliff house. >> strong rip currents caused the surfer to lose his bearings. the coast guard first thought of air lifting him but then decided on a different approach. they told the surfer to jump into the water and jim against crashing waves to rescuers. >> shouldn't have b
the national conference of mayors and president obama's inauguration on monday. the mayor is planning to meet with several law enforcement agencies to secure and expand federal support to oakland police and the city's crime-fighting effort and is asking governor brown to extend the assistance oakland has been getting from the highway patrol. brown said oakland has to find out what they want. some in oakland want zero police. the leadership of that city has to show the way. brown is a former mayor of oakland. >> people dining out in san francisco will be able to access a restaurant health ratings at their fingertips. the consumer review site "yelp" will post health ratings online. it is a good way to get government information to the public. abc7's reporter will have a live report next year on that partnership. >> the weather forecast, now. it sounds like a broken record, or for the young people, the cd is skipping. >> the cd is stuck. >> mike nicco, our meteorologist , will explain where r what is happening. >> high pressure is keeping it still and allowing the pollution to build up. the poor
, dc. look at obamas dining at cafe milano, an italian restaurant in georgetown. if you look closely the first lady is wearing a new haircut. she has bangs. here is a look at the new look with the nice bangs tweeting on the new twitter account, expect to see lots of the haircut around. >> and abc7 coverage of the inauguration begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning. >> the inauguration is happening on martin luther king's birthday and there is an open house at stanford with personal documents and photos of the leader of civil rights rights. we will have more on this and the president's inauguration later on abc7 news. >> mike nicco is ahead with the forecast. >> pretty chilly. frost was there but it is less and less likely. more and more likely we will have "spare the air" through the weekend and rough surf at the beach. i will tell you when it will be most dangerous there and how long the warm weather will last. >> the warnings surrounding the surf contest and
. >> ama: president obama has officially begun his second term, taking the oath of office to serve the country for another four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithty cite. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability... >> the president took the oath in a private ceremony in the white house, required to take place on this day under the constitution. tomorrow he'll do it again in a public ceremony on the national mall. final preparations are underway for the big public oath. the parade, and two inaugural balls. a member of the presidential inaugural committee says it can be daunting job. >> you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> ama: the inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday. the kid held an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katy perry. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of "good morning america"
night. ♪ you can feel the power >> star-studded inaugural balls president obama and the first lady stole the spotlight. ♪ obama's on fire >> mrs. obama stunning in a ruby gown and the couple safer anywayed by jennifer hudson. ♪ i could go back >> the ball was a spectacular day of pomp with plenty of music. ♪ and the whole world >> a parade. a public swearing in at capitol. now it is back to work who signaled he will put a bold, progressive agenda. >> we have understood when times change, so must we. >> the president spoke directly to the goals of the diverse and liberal coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in inaugural speech mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. >> he spoke of climate change, equal pay for women, and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the hopeful immigrant whose see america as a land of opportunity. >> the president paused during the special moments taking it all in, knowing this would be the last inauguration. >> s
stories we're following for you on this thursday morning. >>> president obama unveiling his gun control plan. but he faces a pretty tough fight. what changes the president is proposing and how his ideas are being met. >>> also this half hour, if you're kicking it with the energy drink, there's a new warning about some new drinks and what's in the can. we'll tell you all about that. tens of thousands of people are ending up in the hospital. emergency rooms are filling up after people drink this drink. what doctors say it's doing to your body. >> i think the mantra is everything in moderation, right? >> absolutely. >> you shouldn't consume four in a short period of time. >> yeah. too much coffee makes you crazy. >> strong coffee makes me jittery, among other things. >>> she's in her 40s but looks way younger. kelly ripa revealing a key beauty secret. why she says it makes her makeup artist's life a lot easier. i think it makes her perkier, too. does she ever have a bad day? >> she's unbelievable. she's super woman. >>> first, new details on that hostage drama unfolding in the sahara deser
faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin this tuesday with president obama and now, the parents of sandy hook elementary school, vowing to turn the anguish of the newtown massacre into action. >> the president is laying out his plans for tougher gun control laws. tahman bradley is following all of the developments in washington. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and rob. president obama says he's not going to worry about the politics of gun control. he's going to worry about what makes sense. but the fact is, some of his tougher proposals will need congressional approval. president obama will unveil his plan for curbing gun violence this week, with or without congress. >> there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation that are within my authority as president. >> reporter: the president's gun task force has identified executive actions he can take. at the top of president obama's list is reinstating the assaults weapons ban. and background checks for people who purchase guns at gun shows. both of those will require members of congress to act. >> members of congress
her life, now this bay area woman is on the way to president obama's inauguration. the story is new at 4:30. >> another look at traffic right now. heading into san francisco, taking toll plaza, smooth sailing really not much traffic coming into the city this afternoon. stay with us. mo >>> a birthday for a funny lady and why stars are leaving hollywood for someplace colder. >> stars and movie makers leaving hollywood for park city, utah today. it's the start of the big sundance film festival. about 50,000 people are expected to head to the snow-filled town for the event. it will be filled with award shows and tons of movie premiers. last year, beast of theq6Ñ southern wild preem yeerd now it's up for best picture, qqó time actress betty white turns 91 today. she's known for the golden girl buzz to this date dait, she's hard at work starring off their rockers. twit light stars kristin stewart and robert pattinson are hollywood's highest grossing romantic couple. twilight earned $624 million. putting them high abust rest. in second place, channing tatum and rachel mcadams with "the
morning. president obama has started weighing his options as he takes action with plans for tougher gun control laws. the president says he knows he faces an uphill fight, trying to get congress to go along with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush
fund is widely believed to be obama's next choice to replace chu. >> spiking of the president, there is plenty of excitement building for the second inauguration among former music promotor who calls the bay area house, housekeeper has attended seven inaugurations dating back to nixon in 1972 and seen carter, reagan and clinton sworn in and president obama four years ago. he was recruited at the last minute to plan a second carter inaugural ball in 1977 for an overflow crowd. >> they said, can you help? we need to put together another ball and they used an underconstruction train station and they said what do you want and i asked if they could fly my mom in so show good a good dance from mascone. >> he is leave tomorrow for the innoation with his son and will watch every moment from the swearing in, to the parade, to the evening balls. >> evening coverage begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special abc "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington, dc, at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 on monday only. >> we hope they get nice weather there. we know fo
. >>> president obama will take the oath of office for a second time tomorrow, but because of the date, which is a sunday, all the pomp and circumstance moves to monday. as finishing touches go on floats, the capitol is in security lockdown. the second go-round won't be as grabbed as the first. three years ago 1.8 million people filled the mall. four years ago nearly every one of the 29,000 hotel rooms in the area were booked. nearly 7,000 rooms are available today. anita mcbride, former assistant to george w. bush, says there's still a lot of excitement. >> the moment of the first african-american president, and it was new. for everyone. but there still is a level of excitement despite the numbers. >> ama: for the first time there's an official app for the inauguration, the committee released an app called inauguration 2013. >>> our coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition "good morning america", and we'll have live streaming coverage at #k 30 monday morning. >> the first family takes part in a new inauguration tradition. that story is up next. >>> and t
such as gun ownership, today president obama unveiled a sweeping package of measures including a bab of assault rifle. >> the price of a "two buck chuck" is no longer two bucks. the day raised the price from 1.99 to 2.49. the famous week was introduced in 2002. the prices vary from state to state but stayed at two bucks in california for years. trader joe's had to raise the price because of increased cost. >> we have all heard of rude waiters. one waiter explains why he was rude for a good cause. >> how people are helping out in the bay area on this national day of service. >> on the eve of the nfc title game. we'll hear from mike shumann. and gm brian saban, brutally honest about brian wilson's chance office >> today is the national day of service, a time to give back to the community and part of president obama's inauguration weekend in daly city that spirit of giving back was seen at a 36 unit complex on mission street, being built by habitat for humanity. more than 100 people turned out to help paint and shovel. >> many people today chose to give service by giving blood. the bloo
in washington. mr. and mr. plrb pls obama expected in the commander in chief ball. and performances by alicia keys, then, on to the public ball. coming up at 6:00 on abc 7 news, we'll take a look at the role social media played that is far more prominent evidented by the tweet from church. >> today's ceremony came on the first day our nation pauses to celebrate dr. martin luther king junior. dr. king dreamed one day, every man and woman would be treated as equals. he visited a statue of king and also took his oath with one hand on the bible owned by dr. king and at the request, designing the bible. >> the city held a martin luther king junior celebration today and the legacy was bolstered by the inauguration. >> the parade is about more than music. for the family, it's a lesson in diversity. >> we're a community of multipeople people and histories. all to be respected and honored. >> this celebration is believed to be the oldest event in the east bay. >> 200 people filled the auditorium. and honored words of the civil rights pioneer. visible on faces, pride and sacrifices fade more freedom. l
friday, 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 in the afternoon. >> president obama is going the first full work day of his second term. this morning he attended a prayer service at the washington national cathedral after inauguration festivities that lasted well into the night. our news reporter is live in washington, dc, with what is ahead. karen? >> it is the first real work day but the president did not have substantive events. here is no surprise for you: the bitter partisanship we have seen in washington, dc, recently, did not disappear with all the inauguration fun. >> the inaugural parties and parade are over. now it is time for washington to get back to business. this morning, president obama and vice president biden and their families attended a prayer service. the president's address yesterday was unmistakable call to action, more optimistic than 2009 when the economy was on the brink of collapse. >> preserving our individual free democrats requires collective action. >> liberals rejoice that the president's clear left turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the r
. >> our time is 5:04. president obama is reviewing proposals from vice president biden's gun violence task force while in new york state they will enact the most restrictive gun legislation in the country. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest from our reporter. >> good morning, president obama said he is not going to worry about the politics of gun control but will worry about what makes sense. some of the major proposals will need congressional approval. >> president obama will unveil the plan for curbing gun violence this woke promising action with or without help from congress. >> i am confident there are steps we can take that do not require legislation and are if my authority as president. >> the president's gun task force identified executive actions he can take but at the top of the list is reinstating the i salt weapons ban and extending background checks for people with purchase firearms at gun show which requires congress to act. >> members of congress have to have a debate and examine their conscience. >> according to a washington post/abc news poll there is overwhelmi
. a preview of monday's big celebration for president obama in washington. and part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah. f ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. trying to find a better job can likbe frustrating.gs, so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a com
. we have a preview of monday's big event for president obama in washington d.c. and part two of lance and part two of lance armstrong's inte [ loud party ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington d.c. area. they have asked americans to also take part in day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials
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